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Sir John Tomlinson Brunner, first baronet (1842–1919) by Augustus John, exh. New English Art Club 1906 University of Liverpool Art Gallery and Collections

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Brunner, Sir John Tomlinson, first baronet (1842–1919), chemical manufacturer and politician, was born on 8 February 1842 in Everton, Liverpool, the second of the three sons and the fourth of the five children of John Brunner, a Swiss protestant minister, who migrated to ...

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Cox, Arthur Hawker (1813–1903), manufacturing chemist and local politician, was born in the Haymarket, London, in November 1813, one of a family of ten children born to Edward Treslove Cox and his wife, Sarah, née Homersham. His father, a native of Northampton, was a cabinet-maker. Little is known of the family except that one brother, ...

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Robert Haslam, Baron Haslam (1923–2002) by Anne-Katrin Purkiss, 1986 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Haslam, Robert [Bob], Baron Haslam (1923–2002), industrialist, was born on 4 February 1923 at 37 Beech Street, Bolton, the only child of Percy Haslam, who ran a small painting and decorating business with his brother, and his wife, Mary Alice (Cissy), née Bentley...

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Wood, Sir Matthew, first baronet (1768–1843), druggist and politician, was born at Tiverton on 2 June 1768, the eldest of the ten children of William Wood (1738–1809), serge maker, and his wife, Catherine, née Cluse (d. 1798). Matthew, who was brought up as a dissenter, received a brief education at ...